Ristinpelto, a cemetery from the early Christian era
Location: Southern Finland, Southwest Finland, Lieto (www.lieto.fi)
Address: Sauvolantie 26, Lieto
Visit: Ristinpelto cemetery is open to visitors free of charge all year round. The site is not staffed and there is no winter maintenance.
Instructions and rules: The Ristinpelto is a fixed relic site, which may not be excavated, covered or damage in any way under the Antiquities Act (www.nba.fi). Campfires are also prohibited.
Sights and activities: Ristinpelto is situated on a sandy hillock close to the River Aurajoki. The small (35 x 25 m) cemetery is surrounded by a low stone wall on three sides. The large wooden cross in the middle of the area bears a bronze plaque with the text "In memory of the deceased laid to rest here at the dawn of Christianity." Read more.
Services: Information board
Suitability: An easy destination for the whole family. Not suitable for the disabled.
The address of this page www.nationalparks.fi/ristinpelto
The site is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland.
Tel. 0206 39 4620
- A notification must be submitted to Metsähallitus of any events organised at the site: instructions and a form (www.metsa.fi, in Finnish)
- Research and other activities not covered by the "Right of Public Access" (also known as "Everyman's rights" in Finland, and the "Right to Roam" in the UK) requires permission from the landowner (instructions and form, www.metsa.fi, in Finnish).